A stone thrower is a jet weapon consisting of a handle supporting two "Y" branches on which are attached elastic bands connected to a flexible strip (generally made of leather). To use it, a projectile is placed on the leather band and held by the pinch of two fingers; the elastic is then stretched away from the arm holding the handle; the firing is triggered by releasing the pressure of the fingers on the projectile, which is sent off to the intended target.
The David slingshot is the simplest model available.
Perfect for competition, the Target slingshot consists of a metal frame, a hollow tubular elastic band and a composite handle. It can be loaded with steel balls, stones or other projectiles and allows for long-distance shooting. Practical, it is equipped with an armrest to multiply the shooting power without shaking.
First model of the Barnett brand, the Black Widow stone thrower has a metal frame, a latex elastic, an ergonomic handle with non-slip grip and a foldable armrest.
A slightly more advanced model, the Diablo slingshot has an ergonomic rubberised "pistol" handle for a better grip and an adjustable armrest to relieve the wrist and increase shooting accuracy.
The Pro Diablo stone thrower is even more technical than the other models of the Barnett brand. In addition to an ergonomic rubberised handle and an extendable armrest, it is equipped with weighted, antenna-shaped stabilisers that provide inertia and limit shaking.
Very original slingshot, with its handle made up with a knuckel duster. It gives an excellent hendling while shooting, and can be turned into an real self defense tool !
Small but strong, this compact slingshot with a curved design is adorned with nice colours.
Far from the first slingshots, made with a Y frame and a rubber band, Umarex, with its Next Generation brand, proposes an ultra sophisticated slingshot. With the PSS-210 and its laser sight, shooting with a slingshot becomes an art !
Regularly used in films for children, slingshot is indeed a category D weapon. Sometimes called "slingshot" in the familiar language, it is completely different from this weapon consisting of a pocket and two strips. Linked to the invention of Michelin's first removable tires, it was manufactured with the bicycle inner tube contained inside. The latter served as an elastic for the slingshot.
Handcrafted, the rustic model consists of a Y-shaped piece of wood and a thick rubber band. Industrial production, the simplest modern model (like that of Jean Pierre Fusil) consists of a metal support, a latex elastic and an ergonomic handle. Depending on the model, it can be equipped with an armrest, a viewfinder, a stabilizer or other accessories.
Depending on the use, it is loaded with pebbles, nuts, lead balls, glass or steel.